Fast-forward to the 20th Century when comic strips took on a life of their own, became animated, went from 2D to 3D, discovered marketing, morphed into a mega industry, and started raking in millions of dollars.
PostPictures is the name of the exhibition assembled by curator Chris Romero and gallerist Steve Sacks at New York's bitforms gallery in Chelsea. The show's nomenclature may strike us as curious, even dubious. For what can come after pictures but more pictures?
It's a mashup of classical artwork and the digital age in Paul Vera-Broadbent's fascinating reworking of history. He's taken the works of past masters and redone them as faceted modern day tributes that look like they could have popped out of a video game.